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== You're officially hurting my head ==
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I added my [[Metanite (TCG)|Metanite]] article as part of this project. After all, I think it was the first article on a player-made deck article on Bulbapedia (correct me if I'm wrong). Nobody minds, do they? [[User:Politoed666|Politoed666]] 15:59, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
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:Of course not. However, try to improve it... I've got little to no knowledge of any metagame stuff after Neo Destiny. If you can tell exactly which Metagross and Dragonite are used in the deck, as well as the types and such, I think it'd be better. '''[[User:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#FF0000;">T</span>]][[User talk:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#FF0000;">T</span>]][[wp:Echidna|<span style="color:#FF0000;">E</span><span style="color:#0000FF;">chidna</span>]]''' 00:29, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
   
... okay. We need to start coming to some sort of a consensus on the articles on the individual cards. We have too many naming conventions, just for starters - we have ones named with a set abbreviation and number, like Blastoise (BS002), we have ones named with an unabbreviated set and number, like [[Spoink (EX Dragon 73)]], we have ones named just by set, like [[Bill (Base Set)]], and then we have ones which are just labeled as 'TCG', such as ones where it applies to a lot of things and thus makes sense, like [[Fire (TCG)]], and ones where it does not apply to a lot of things and thus is more debatable, like [[Double Colorless Energy (TCG)]]. And for each naming convention, we have a notable number of cards following the convention. This is unacceptable, people. You hurt my head and make it difficult for me to have any idea how to organize things. Let's pick one convention - and only one convention - for all the cards out there and stick with it. Please. --[[User:Pie|Pie]] 19:42, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
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::Sure! I'll try to get around to it, but would it be good to just write specific articles on the cards themselves and link to them, rather than adding that information to the [[Metanite]] article? [[User:Politoed666|Politoed666]] 00:14, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
   
: Negative. The problem is, with the older sets, the number is redundant, since there are few cards with the same name (i.e. same Pokémon). The newer sets, however, like to do that. On top of that, the number creates an artificial distinction between holographic and normal cards. Then you have the energy cards which appear in all the sets. So - at least three schemes are required. - [[User:Zhen Lin|振霖]]<sub>[[User talk:Zhen Lin|T]]</sub> 00:45, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
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Also, should I add my [[Holon Engine]] article to [[Bulbapedia:Project Decks|Project Decks]]? It's not technically a deck, but it is such a big part of so many decks right now that I think it should be a part of this project. Both my [[Raieggs (TCG)|Raieggs]] deck and my [[Metanite (TCG)|Metanite]] deck articles link to it, too. [[User:Politoed666|Politoed666]] 00:59, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
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:Hmm... Holon Engine... Well, that's one of those iffy things. I suppose it'd be about as much part of Project Decks as Haymaker is. '''[[User:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#FF0000;">T</span>]][[User talk:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#FF0000;">T</span>]][[wp:Echidna|<span style="color:#FF0000;">E</span><span style="color:#0000FF;">chidna</span>]]''' 02:21, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
   
::Oh, come on, I'm sure we could at least cut it down to at least two, with only one for the majority of the cards - numbers may be redundant with older sets, but there's no reason why we couldn't have them anyway just to keep things to a standard - standards make things so much easier to organize, and people are numbering the cards in the old sets anyway, just differently. And then there's the (TCG) convention, which, sure, could apply to the basic energy cards, much like other things which are global TCG-wise - but the special energy cards could do without them, I'm sure. --[[User:Pie|Pie]] 01:05, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
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Today you can expect me to write {{TCG|Queendom}} and one of the Worlds '07 decks. If I get some more stategy information, I might do the archytypes Flygon δ and Rayquaza δ. Someone help me think of better names for the archytypes. --[[User:Groudon465|<span style="color:#40826D;">Groudon465</span>]]<sup>[[User talk:Groudon465|<span style="color:#B7410E;">Talk</span>]]</sup> 12:40, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
   
== All right, I think we can do this ==
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== T/S/S cards ==
How does this work for the disambig policy?
 
   
*All cards, except for energy cards (which are all common and similar enough to just get a TCG tag) will get a TCG ID tag, identifying the set and number of the card.
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From this point on, since I'd like to get a lot of articles done quickly, instead of using the traditional TCG ID template to link to cards, I'm going to do <nowiki>{{TCG|(card)}}</nowiki> but '''only''' if the card is a Trainer, Supporter, or Stadium. TBH, that's what we should have been doing all along, since using that template vs the TCG ID template results in the same link. That will allow me to write articles vastly more quickly. --[[User:Politoed666|<span style="color:#30D5C8">ニョロトノ</span>]][[User talk:Politoed666|<span style="color:#FF69B4">''666''</span>]] 20:41, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
*In the case that there is only one card of a certain name in the whole TCG, the "Name (TCG)" name will redirect to that single card.
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:Hah! We've already started that in some places. This is not an issue. ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 23:15, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
*In the case that there is multiple cards of a certain name in the whole TCG (which is extremely common, as I'm sure you guys know), the "Name (TCG)" name will be a disambig among all the different cards.
 
*In the case that there is both theme decks and cards of a certain name in the whole TCG (which occurs several time in Gym Heroes and Gym Challenge), the "Name (TCG)" name will be a theme deck, with a separate disambig page for cards with the same name.
 
*Reprint cards, such as those in Base Set 2, do not get their own articles. Links should be directed to the original card article, with a redirect from the reprint set name and number.
 
   
Any problems with this? It's not simple - but with so many cards with so many of the same names, it's necessary, I'd say. --[[User:Pie|Pie]] 19:10, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
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== Unkown history ==
   
Eh, if you ask me, reprint cards should get their own articles. Also, there are the Game Boy TCG sets, which distributed cards into sets with mixtures of cards from different real sets, along with some Game Boy exclusive cards. I believe the two TCG Game Boy games also had different in-game sets from one another. There are also Japanese-exclusive promo cards that were never numbered. There were also some specially marked cards like the prerelease cards, Pokémon Center marked cards, and Winner symbol cards, odd things like the gold-bordered Jungle Meowth... Oh, and there were some sets of unnumbered promo energy cards too.
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Ok what if I know the the typical decklist and strategy/point of the deck (both from experience going against and using the decks) but I don't know any verbatim history? (like who first popularized it, etc) What do I do?? [[User:Sivart345|<span style="color:#4DC000">--Sivart</span>]][[User talk:Sivart345|<span style="color:#00FF60">3</span>]][[Special:Contributions/Sivart345|<span style="color:#00FFA0">4</span>]][[User:Firestorm|<span style="color:#7FFFF7">'''5'''</span>]] 19:58, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
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:I can do Gardy+Gallade, Mother Gengar/Queengar, Salamence+Delcatty, Scizor+Cherrim, Shuppet hit-and-run, Shaymin LV.X+Yanmega (thats my home deck but I'm sure some others have used it). So I know alot, I also can write up Palkia LV.X+Flygon (aka Stallgon). [[User:Sivart345|<span style="color:#4DC000">--Sivart</span>]][[User talk:Sivart345|<span style="color:#00FF60">3</span>]][[Special:Contributions/Sivart345|<span style="color:#00FFA0">4</span>]][[User:Firestorm|<span style="color:#7FFFF7">'''5'''</span>]] 20:07, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
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::I've got a [[User:Dion24/Stallgon (TCG)|Stallgon page with a decklist]] from World's 2009. Is that any help? It came with a booklet of other decklists, i.e ''Flying Tiger'' - ''Luxdrill'' etc. With all the decks of everyone who came 1st - 4th place in all ages groups at Worlds[[User:Dion24|User:Dion24]] 22:02, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
   
As for other things related to the project, the format for the cards could use some working on. Maybe a picture of the whole card instead of the way it is now, to leave more room for other information and make things a bit easier. Also, the earlier sets had Pokédex entries on them, which should be included. Other than that, there are a lot of obscure Japanese-only promo cards out there, and it would be nice to get information on them. -[[User:Happy Mask Man|Happy Mask Man]] 03:37, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
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'''More Home Decks (Question)'''
:No, I really think that we've got more than enough without articles for reprints. I do think, though, that there's no reason why the original card articles can have a subsection for the reprints. And odd things are being organized as much as possible already, I think. ^^o
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I have made about 8-9 home decks that contain cards from all different series. Is this a problem?
:Format could totally use an overhaul. If you're up for it, by all means, go for it. My involvement in the TCGDex doesn't extend much further than naming and organization, since I do stuff like that for all of Bulbapedia - the project could use some devoted workers. --[[User:Pie|Pie]] 03:57, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
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Gamez7 June 5, 2010
::(Well, I also made the logo, too. But that was purely for fun. ^^o) --[[User:Pie|Pie]] 03:58, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
 
 
Well, I've been thinking over the article naming scheme... I'm thinking that we should use levels instead of set numbers for the older sets that had them. Also, the E-cards should use the ID number that has a letter and a number, seeing as how those stay the same between Japanese and English cards. I'm not too sure what to do for the sets past then, but I think it would be best to use naming schemes that are universal between the Japanese and English cards, to make it easier to deal with differences between the way the sets are set up. As for the article format, I'm working on that a bit right now. It's not really done, but you can get the gist of what it'll look like [[User:Happy_Mask_Man/Sandbox|here]]. I'm not the best at formatting things, so it's not quite polished up yet. But hey, it's got to be better than the current one, right? -[[User:Happy Mask Man|Happy Mask Man]] 07:41, 3 December 2006 (UTC)
 
:I don't think the levels will really work out the disambiguating issue very well; I mean, the only thing we can guarantee cards to have is a set and an English set number. And at least our current method makes it easy to write out the lists in the set articles. I think those articles as well as the Search will make up the difference for those more familiar with the Japanese version (and plus, we're more associated with the English version of everything). However, I do like what you're starting to do with the article format, definitely. It'll need linking in the infobox, but it's a good adaptation of the template we use the most to the TCG style. --[[User:Pie|Pie]] 07:52, 3 December 2006 (UTC)
 
 
Well, some cards only appear in one version of a set, like say, Japanese Fossil set's Mew and English Team Rocket set's Dark Raichu. Since set numbers are set up differently in Japanese and English cards, it would be hard to fit in one of those cards if we used identification that only one language has, whether it be English or Japanese. See, it's not an issue of people who are more familiar with a certain language version, but one of keeping article names universal within a set, while still being able to deal with cards that only appear in one version of a set. -[[User:Happy Mask Man|Happy Mask Man]] 08:20, 3 December 2006 (UTC)
 
 
==Care to join...?==
 
 
This may be the wrong place to ask, but would any of you TCG people care to join [[Bulbapedia:Project Decks|Project Decks]]? You can read about it on the link, and for a couple of good examples of our deck pages, check out [[Raieggs (TCG)|Raieggs]] and [[Haymaker (TCG)|Haymaker]]. It would be great to have some new members, and you don't even need to know about decks that are currently tournament legal:) Just ask on the talk page or add your name to the participants list here: [[Bulbapedia:Project Decks|Project Decks]].
 
 
[[User:Politoed666|Politoed666]] 02:51, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
 
 
== May I join? ==
 
 
May I join this Project? I really like the TCG and have cards enough to do card pages. --[[User:Netto-kun|Netto-kun]] 22:49, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
 
 
Since no one listens, I'll put my name in the page. --[[User:Netto-kun|<span style="color:#006">Netto</span>]][[User talk:Netto-kun|<span style="color:#006">-kun</span>]] [[Image:Ani394MS.gif|32px]] 10:24, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
 
:Pretty much anyone can join any project. They just have to be prepared for any exasperated arm waving there might be if they miss a minor detail... '''[[User:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#FF0000">TTE</span>]][[User talk:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#0000FF">chidna</span>]]''' 20:51, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
 
 
== PrevNext? ==
 
 
Would it be a good or bad idea to do a PrevNext thing for the cards within a set, with, of course, multiple ones for cards that were reprinted. Now, of course, I don't mean something like EpisodePrevNext that spans the bottom of the page, but maybe like I have it in the infobox...
 
 
And I was also wondering... should we categorize the cards in their sets by the number? I mean, like, for Charizard, categorizing it as a Base Set card and using its card number as its order, so it'd fall between Chansey and Clefairy. We'd have to do it as <code><nowiki>[[Category:Base Set cards|004]]</nowiki></code> so as to keep them in line... eh, what's everyone think? Is the name-based one easier to look at? '''[[User:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#FF0000">TTE</span>]][[User talk:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#0000FF">chidna</span>]]''' 20:46, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
 
 
I liked the PrevNext thing. It's a good idea to use. --
 
[[Image:Ani154MS.gif|32px]]'''[[User:Netto-kun|<span style="color:#006">Netto</span>]]-[[User talk:Netto-kun|<span style="color:#006">kun</span>]]'''[[Image:Ani394MS.gif|32px]] 23:24, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
 
 
Seconded, I was looking for something like this, as I am uploading a bunch of English card scans, many of which are consecutive. [[User:Thevictor390|Thevictor390]] 02:41, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== Project TCGDex notice ==
 
 
The Project TCGDex notice is ruining the articles with it, because most of the doesn't have a <nowiki><br clear="all"></nowiki> and it is ruining with the Infobox. See [[Pidgeotto (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 45)]]. This needs to be fixed in almost every page. --
 
[[Image:Ani154MS.gif|32px]]'''[[User:Netto-kun|<span style="color:#006">Netto</span>]]-[[User talk:Netto-kun|<span style="color:#006">kun</span>]]'''[[Image:Ani394MS.gif|32px]] 23:30, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
 
 
:just add the br clearall to the template [[User:Jason|&#123;&#123;:User:Jason/sig}}]] 00:49, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
 
 
::No, I tried it and it doesn't work. It has to be fixed in every page. --
 
[[Image:Ani154MS.gif|32px]]'''[[User:Netto-kun|<span style="color:#006">Netto</span>]]-[[User talk:Netto-kun|<span style="color:#006">kun</span>]]'''[[Image:Ani394MS.gif|32px]] 11:21, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
 
 
== Copied and Pasted Information ==
 
 
I really think it needs to be clear that if any of you guys copy and paste lists from TCG websites, you do some fact checking to make sure it's all right. Some very large and popular ocean-themed TCG sites intentionally put errors all over the place. So if you're going to "borrow" information at least be sure everything is correct. Just thought you guys would like to know.
 
 
~~peace dawgz~~
 
--[[User:Porygon|Porygon]] 05:05, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
 
 
 
ppppfffftttt.....pokebeach.....ppppfffffftttttt..... [[User:Jason|&#123;&#123;User:Jason/sig}}]] 07:04, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
 
 
Well, it apparently has happened many times and WPM states that the errors on this site prove that the information was directly copied. I'm just saying you guys might want to be aware of this so it can fixed whenever.
 
 
Also hi Jade.
 
--[[User:Porygon|Porygon]] 20:17, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
 
 
== Changed effects? ==
 
 
Hello, long time no see. What are we going to do with cards that have changed effects? eg. Metal Energy (special). There are others. - [[User:Plau|Plau]] 17:25, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
 
 
EDIT: I've noticed that the format for trainers and energies are different from pokemon cards, shouldn't we standardize them to the pokemon format? - [[User:Plau|Plau]] 17:29, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
 
:Yes. But we're lazy. '''[[User:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#FF0000">''TTE''</span>]][[User talk:TTEchidna|chidna]][[Image:Ani155MS.gif|Fire echy]]''' 04:48, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== Set infoboxes? ==
 
 
Okay, we've got 'em for the cards, now should we do them from the expansions themselves? Also, I think they should be reformatted... '''[[User:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#FF0000">''TTE''</span>]][[User talk:TTEchidna|chidna]][[Image:Ani155MS.gif|Fire echy]]''' 04:49, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== A question... ==
 
 
Anyone think it'd be nice to have a template that links to both set name and card name? For example, instead of having to do <code><nowiki>{{TCG|Base Set}} {{TCG ID|Base Set|Charizard|4}}</nowiki></code> to get {{TCG|Base Set}} {{TCG ID|Base Set|Charizard|4}}, it'd link to the Base Set with just one template, kind of like how we have {{template|type2}} and so on... '''[[User:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#FF0000">''TTE''</span>]][[User talk:TTEchidna|chidna]]''' 00:06, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== Scans of cards ==
 
 
2 items that should be covered:
 
 
*Is there a naming standard for the images of cards? If so, what are they?
 
*If there is a scan of a card in Japanese, and I have an English version of the card and can scan it, would it be better to replace the Japanese card with the English version?
 
 
Thanks for answers, I'm hoping to add a bunch of scans in the future. [[User:Berrymaster|Berrymaster]] 19:26, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:Two answers:
 
*Not really. If you want just try and abbreviate it. They aren't used on pages outside of their article, so there's no need to make it streamlined. For example, Majestic Dawn's Articuno, put it at ArticunoMD1 or something if you want.
 
*Yes please.
 
:You're welcome. '''[[User:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#FF0000">''TTE''</span>]][[User talk:TTEchidna|chidna]]''' 19:38, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
::No, there's no real naming standard for card images. I usually do them in groups, and lately I've taken to putting the set initials in front of the card name, i.e. "MDEmpoleon.jpg" for [[Empoleon (Majestic Dawn 17)]]. Also, I think the Japanese images are cool! --[[User:Politoed666|<span style="color:#30D5C8">ニョロトノ</span>]][[User talk:Politoed666|<span style="color:#FF69B4">''666''</span>]] 19:39, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
:::Since Bulbapedia is pretty much an English-language wiki, I think the English cards are more appropriate for the site than Japanese. I do think that if there are no English card scans Japanese versions will suffice, but English should be prefered. {{unsigned|Berrymaster}}
 
 
::::In that case, I just found my old collection of something like 90% of the base set, about 60% of the Jungle and Fossil, 4 promos, and several Rocket and Gym heroes, all in English, and all in good enough condition to scan with maybe a little touch-up around the edges. Is there any reason not to upload these? I hate to replace all of the images someone else took the time to upload, but as stated, this is a primarily English site and all of the card images I've seen so far are Japanese. Is there some way we could keep both the Japanese and English images? [[User:Thevictor390|Thevictor390]] 03:31, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
:::::If you have the English translations of the cards, then feel free to replace the Japanese ones. If the cards don't have pictures, also try to put those up as well. ''[[User:Moldy orange|<sup style="color:#4B5320;">'''Moldy'''</sup>]][[User talk:Moldy orange|<sub style="color:#ED9121;">'''Orange'''</sub>]]'' 03:34, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
::::::Will do, thanks. Is there a standard image size or format? The current ones seem to be all 162 x 226 jpg, which seems a little small. Unless file size on server is an issue I'll try to do something a little bigger. [[User:Thevictor390|Thevictor390]] 03:53, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::::::EDIT: Wow, after a look at the Base Set page, I realized many of my cards are First Edition or "shadowless." Anyway, I've officially started scanning, expect to see some English images soon. [[User:Thevictor390|Thevictor390]] 02:43, 14 May 2008 (UTC) (sorry, late sign, forgot before).
 
 
== Resistance ==
 
 
So certain cards, and perhaps most cards, such as [[Charizard (Base Set 4)]] list resistance as being "{{e|Fighting}}", whereas certain other cards, such as [[Bellossom (Aquapolis H5)]] list resistance as being "{{e|Water}}-30". So essentially my question is where should the "-30" be used, and where should it not be used? Personally I think that the "-30" should be used whenever it is printed on the card, especially since newer cards such as [[Dialga (Diamond & Pearl 1)]] have numbers other than "-30". I really don't personally care which way this goes, but I would like some kind of consensus so that we can make it consistent. [[User:Drapion|Drapion]] 21:35, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
 
:They should be used whenever there is one, it just was forgotten that specific card. ''[[User:Moldy orange|<sup style="color:#4B5320;">'''Moldy'''</sup>]][[User talk:Moldy orange|<sub style="color:#ED9121;">'''Orange'''</sub>]]'' 23:20, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
 
::Well, that doesn't seem to be the case since I'm pretty sure that all of the cards from Base Set and Jungle and Fossil and probably more don't have the "-30". [[Chansey (Base Set 3)]], [[Clefairy (Base Set 5)]], [[Clefable (Jungle 1)]], [[Kangaskhan (Jungle 5)]], [[Aerodactyl (Fossil 1)]], [[Articuno (Fossil 2)]] are just a few of many examples. I'm willing to change them all myself, but if people don't want me change them then I won't. [[User:Drapion|Drapion]] 15:04, 28 June 2008 (UTC)
 
::Change them, like i said: they '''should''' be there! ''[[User:Moldy orange|<sup style="color:#4B5320;">'''Moldy'''</sup>]][[User talk:Moldy orange|<sub style="color:#ED9121;">'''Orange'''</sub>]]'' 18:30, 28 June 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== Rarity symbols in text ==
 
 
I notice that we use stars and deltas in some card text already. How about for rarity symbols? [[Image:Rarity Common.png]], [[Image:Rarity Uncommon.png]], and [[Image:Rarity Rare.png]] could be replaced with ●, ♦, and ★. This would take up less space on the server and require fewer HTTP requests for images. [[User:IIMarckus|IIMarckus]] 05:12, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
 
:Actually, ew. Those look terrible in this font. [[User:IIMarckus|IIMarckus]] 05:12, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
 
:Then again, when in bold they aren’t so bad: '''●''' '''♦''' '''★''' vs ● ♦ ★. [[User:IIMarckus|IIMarckus]] 05:19, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== Needed card articles ==
 
 
I don't think we have articles on any of [http://www.greylight.co.uk/Shop_Products.asp?PC=Pokemon&WPT=Tournament/Competition%20Cards these]. I fail at card articles, but I figured I'd bring it to you guys. Care to give it a shot? --[[User:Politoed666|<span style="color:#30D5C8">ニョロトノ</span>]][[User talk:Politoed666|<span style="color:#FF69B4">''666''</span>]] 00:21, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
 
:{{TCG|Lucky Stadium}}, {{TCG|Pokémon Illustrator}}, we have those No trainers, and the JR train rally cards are floating around {{TCG|Unnumbered Promotional cards}}, but those were all released in English. The only one I can't seem to find is that Magikarp, mainly because they don't have an image... ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 00:31, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== Like to join & sorry==
 
 
I would like to join this group, and as you might have already noticed, I tried to join, but I did not read the top. that's just one thing that needs to change. read everything that needs to be read before hand. I repeat. sorry.
 
I have some of the cards that are not posted yet. I will have some of the them uploaded by Monday (My dad is doing video editing tomorrow) hope I can join. <small>- ''unsigned comment from {{u|Darkrai Master}} ([[User talk:Darkrai Master|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Darkrai Master|contribs]]) ''</small>
 
:Feel free. Just add your name to the list. ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 02:36, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== Merging Card List ==
 
 
I propose that we should merge the Card list in the English and Japanese Set List. With sortable tables it'll be easy to rearrange the order to either Japanese of English. For cards that are only in the Japanese/English set, we leave a note explaining why it's not in the other set. This way, it is much easier to see how the two sets relate to each other. I've used {{TCG|Jungle}} and [[List of Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions]] as examples of how this could work. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 01:36, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
:I personally don't see a problem with the way it was. The way you have it on Jungle can get quite confusing, and when cards aren't in the same Japanese as English sets *points to things like {{TCG|EX Emerald}}* it will get a whole mass of redirects, crazy page links, and such a hassle for things like the{{TCG|"PCG-P" Promotional cards}}. I do like what you did on the expansion list, but I really would like to avoid the card lists like that. I think seperated keeps them much better organized, especiially when things don't have Japanese card numbers, or other information. ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 01:50, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
::First, to address the problems you have. This is intended primarily intended for general release sets that have both English and Japanese releases. For sets like EX Emerald, it was designed as an English exclusive set anyways. For Promotional cards, since many of them are only promos in their area of release, so like EX Emerald it would not be have the same treatment. My main problem with what we're doing now has a huge repeat of information. Everything except for the order and the different cards would be a repeat. In what way is it confusing? If it is, it's something I'd like to rectify. As for the note explaining, let's take {{TCG|Secret Wonders}} for example.
 
 
::{| class="graytable sortable" border="1" cellpadding="2"
 
|- style="background: #eaeaea;"
 
!No.
 
!JP Order
 
!Collection No.
 
!Card Name
 
!Type
 
!Level
 
!Rarity
 
!Note
 
|-
 
| 2 || 22 || DPBP#009 || {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Blastoise|2}} || {{e|Water}} || 52 || {{rar|Rare Holo}} ||
 
|-
 
| 3 || 29 || DPBP#006 || {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Charizard|3}} || {{e|Fire}} || 55 ||{{rar|Rare Holo}} ||
 
|-
 
| - || 45 || - || {{TCG ID|Great Encounters|Palkia LV.X|106}}{{tt|*|Pushed to Great Encounters}} || {{e|Water}} || '''''X''''' || {{rar|Rare Holo}} ||
 
|-
 
| 7 || - || DPBP#332 || {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Gardevoir|7}} || {{e|Psychic}} || 55 || {{rar|Rare Holo}} || ''From {{TCG|Moonlit Pursuit/Dawn Dash}}
 
|}
 
 
::We could have the note like the Palkia LV.X (using {{template|tt}}). Alternatively, we use use the method for Gardevoir and have a note column. With this we can greatly reduce the repeated information and make the page look less cluttered. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 09:44, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
::Also, there's some problem with the sorting of [[List of Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions]], but I don't know what's wrong with it. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 09:49, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
:::I like the way it is now, and it will look better, because a new organization is being talked about on {{TCG|Base Set}} anyway. The way I feel, is that if it can't be applied to every one, we shouldn't do it. Especiall with the mess with Moonlight Pursuit/Dawn Dash and how it seperated into three upon English release ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 19:08, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
::::It's not that it can't be applied to every one of the set, it's that it wouldn't look much different. But sure, you're the boss. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 02:16, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== Energy Card templates ==
 
 
In a attempt to standardize the Energy cards, I created {{template|Cardtext}}. However, I am aware that it does not completely follow standard conventions. Could someone adjust it so it follows standards practices. Also, How do you create a {{template|TrainercardInfobox/ReleaseInfo}} equivalent for Energy cards. I'm not sure about the how to use the coloring system. Please see [[Metal Energy (Special)]]. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 11:05, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
Is it possible to add expandable boxes to all the cards and not just the Trainers, Release info can get very long sometimes. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 13:53, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
:Once again, we are working on it. You came in the middle of the big update, and things aren't as organized as they should be. Just relax. ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 19:08, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
::If there's anything I can do to help, let me know. I don't want to do not do anything. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 02:16, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
 
:::You can update all the energy cards so that they are all updated like [[Dark Metal Energy (TCG)]]. ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 02:21, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
::::Is there an Template for the card text for the Energies? - [[User:Plau|plau]] 03:01, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
:::::Didn't you just make one? ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 03:03, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
:::::: I moved it to {{Template|Energy Text}}. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 03:35, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== Do we need an MOS? ==
 
 
Does the TCGDex need a Manual of Style? - [[User:Plau|plau]] 13:36, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
:Oh... Maybe. You are the founder. So that mean your second in command behind the project leader.--[[User:Clarky13|<span style="color:#0000FF;">'''Clarky'''</span>]][[User talk:Clarky13|<span style="color:#000000;">'''13'''</span>]] 13:45, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
::I'm not sure about that, I created the project some time ago but just recently returned. So I don't think I'd be "second in command". Aside from that, I might start writing a Manual of Style anyways; it can't hurt. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 13:57, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
:::Still, you are the founder. What are you planing to put in the MoS.--[[User:Clarky13|<span style="color:#0000FF;">'''Clarky'''</span>]][[User talk:Clarky13|<span style="color:#000000;">'''13'''</span>]] 14:05, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
::::Just trying to set a standard for the articles. For example, there's a mixture of "{{rar|Rare Holo}}" and "{{rar|Rare}}H" being used. There are still many pages that look like {{TCG|Crystal Energy}}, with different styles, among other thing. I'd love to get some help. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 14:37, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
:::::Maybe you should have waited to hear from Nate before you created the page? I'm pretty sure the pedia MoS is going to be getting an upgrade sometime soon, and of course, official policy does need approval by the {{bp|Editorial Board}} before it is official. - [[User:Kogoro|<span style="color:#DA70D6;">'''<sc>Kogoro</sc>'''</span>]] '''|''' [[User talk:Kogoro|<span style="color:#FFB6C1;">'''<sc>Talk to me</sc>'''</span>]] - 18:27, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
::::::Yes, I probably should have wait... But I did find something that calls for a TCG MOS, see [[User:TTEchidna/NewMOS]]. I'm sorry if I jump at the thing too early - [[User:Plau|plau]] 18:29, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
::I've started a MOS at Bulbapedia:Manual of style/TCG. Can someone please delete the page Bulbapedia:Project TCGDex/Manual of Style, I currently have it as a redirect to TCG MOS. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 18:27, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
:::The reason there is such a mixture is that because someone just made it possible to use <nowiki>{{rar|Rare Holo}}</nowiki> and they are getting switched later today. There is also a new infobox for Energy cards that we have to put on the pages, I would have appreciated being waited for, but now that it's made, it needs updated. Those things don't really need explained, because they are getting upgraded and fixed later anyway. They won't be a problem once we are done. ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 19:08, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== Scans VS Official Images ==
 
 
For the pictures of the card, would you prefer scans or official images? For Example, [http://archives.bulbagarden.net/w/upload/a/af/Mewtwo_Delta.jpg this] as opposed to [http://go-pokemon.com/tcg/common/img/featuredcards/big/exds_mewtwo.jpg this]. Personally, I'd prefer the Official image. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 15:41, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
:Depending on what official images there are, and what we already have. If the official image is better than what we currently have, then yes. If not, the scan is always accepted. ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 19:08, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== A Rules page? ==
 
 
Do we need a page on how to play the game? I've been playing the game for a long time, but I've stopped in between, so I'm not acquainted with the change of rules. Do we need an article on the rules and how it changed over time. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 14:48, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
 
:I say we can use one. If you want to make one, go ahead. ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 19:10, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
 
::Do you have a good title for the article? - [[User:Plau|plau]] 16:15, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== Jurisdiction of GB Sets ==
 
 
Does the set in [[List of Pokémon Card GB sets]] fall under the jurisdiction of the TCG Project or the Game Project? - [[User:Plau|plau]] 00:20, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
:It can be both, but I'm leaning towards TCG. ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 01:45, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
::I concur. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 08:32, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== To-Do List ==
 
 
Do we have a to-do list? Do we need one? Is it possible to make one? - [[User:Plau|plau]] 16:21, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
 
:I'd rather not have one... ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 18:56, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
 
::Why not, wouldn't it keep the project better on track. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 09:19, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== Yellow border around Base Set Charizard ==
 
What does the border around the image of the {{TCG|Base Set}} {{TCG ID|Base Set|Charizard|4}} mean? I don't see it around other Cards. - [[User:Plau|plau]] 09:19, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
 
:I think it has something to do with being retro...I don't know for sure though... ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 12:46, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== It been 2 years... ==
 
 
What have I missed?
 
 
Just wanted to finish what I have started... :(
 
 
[Referring to TCG 1 & 2 for GB]
 
 
[[User:Jason|<span style="color:#ff00ff">-Mew Jadester</span>]][[User talk:Jason|<sup><span style="color:#ff66ff">-tp-</span></sup>]] 06:00, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== Need help? ==
 
 
I'm not sure if anything is left of my reputation in the Pokemon (TCG) community... but my name is Philippe Van Lieu, aka Nick15. I laid the foundation for a good portion of Bulbapedia's TCG articles, starting many of them. Most of the info in those articles actually originally came from my TCG-based site, ''Pokemon Aaah!''. It's been a long while since I did anything at Bulbapedia and so I haven't kept up to date with all the changes made since I edited my last article. In fact someone also deleted the article about me... so perhaps people have forgotten about me.
 
 
Anyways, I figure this is the best place to ask this: how do I get back involved with Bulbapedia's TCG sections? Who do I need to talk to, where can I discuss TCG article matters and all that jazz? Heck maybe you guys could use a new manager? I appreciate any info you guys can send my way! - [[User:Nick15|Nick15]] 07:56, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
 
 
* I should say that I will just start combing through articles and rewrite things I find in error; I still have a pretty clear memory of the past and of past sets and cards, and I would love to see Bulbapedia provide the most accurate information available. - 08:17, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
 
::Wow, you completely missed the giant template on the main page saying "Maverick Nate is the leader of this project. Please direct any questions about Project TCGDex or its actions to this user. " Just talk to me if you ever come up with ideas, but there are small things to do with the cards right now. Most of what we need done lies in the decks, Just start somewhere, and work on things. I currently am running a check through every card article, to make sure they are up to my standards, to make sure all the info is right, and whether or not they include the new features, like the images switching daily for {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Dialga|1}}. Just fix any mistakes you see, and come to me if you have any new ideas you'd like to see. Th trainer card lists need updated, and the Goods card page needs created. To answer your questions, I'm the one to talk to, and no, I'm the manager. No one's replacing me. The unreleased Wizards sets' pages need a lot of improvement, and a page for the Wizards Pokémon TCG chats needs created. Just start somewhere and ask me whenever you need something. I'll watch anything you do to make sure it's done right too, so don't worry. ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 19:20, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== I'd love to help you guys!!! ==
 
 
I've been collecting Pokémon cards since I was 2 years old!!!
 
I have a binder 4 inches thick full to the brim with over 3,500 Pokémon cards!
 
I own most of the "old-school" cards, too!
 
I have two SERIES ONE 1st Edition Mew cards, And 1 Mewtwo from the 1st Movie also!!!
 
Please let me know if I can join your Club!!!
 
It looks AWESOME!!!
 
 
From,
 
Dragonrider777
 
:Anyone can join, just put your name in the list of participants. [[User:Turtwig A|Turt]][[wig]] [[Turtwig (Pokémon)|A]] ([[User talk:Turtwig A|talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Turtwig A|contribs]]) 00:26, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== QUESTION ==
 
 
Has anyone seen any Old-school TCG cards when the whole card is shiny and holographic? Because i have a Jolteon and a Magikarp that are like that...
 
 
They look so weird!!!
 
 
Anybody seen these cards?
 
If you have answers, please tell me!!!
 
 
From-
 
Dragonrider777
 
 
:Do they have this set symbol on it? [[File:SetSymbolLegendary Collection.png|thumb]]
 
 
:If they do, then there's one simple explaination as to what your cards are: They're reverse-holographic cards from {{TCG|Legendary Collection}}, an expansion that reprinted cards from the first four standalone English expansions along with one promo card. Legendary Collection was also the first set to have reverse-holographic cards, a trend that continues in the TCG to this day. --[[User:Shiningpikablu252|Shiningpikablu252]] 18:36, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== Fire Extinguisher (TCG) ==
 
 
This is tough. There is no record of such a card anywhere. May I have fellow users help me out? [[User:Link of Hyrule|I LOVE ZELDA, TOO. (Link of Hyrule)]] 23:47, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
 
*[[Gym Heroes Strategy Guide (TCG)]]''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 00:43, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
 
 
 
(Gamez7) Maybe I could Google it. It may only be in Japanese. Just doing everything to help. :D
 
(June 5, 2010)
 
:It's a pre constructed ENGLISH deck that Wizards featured in the Gym Heroes Strategy Guide. It isn't a card. ''[[User:Maverick Nate|<sup style="color:#00008B;">'''Maverick'''</sup>]][[User talk:Maverick Nate|<sub style="color:#00008B;">'''Nate'''</sub>]]'' 22:16, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
 

Revision as of 22:37, 5 June 2010

I added my Metanite article as part of this project. After all, I think it was the first article on a player-made deck article on Bulbapedia (correct me if I'm wrong). Nobody minds, do they? Politoed666 15:59, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Of course not. However, try to improve it... I've got little to no knowledge of any metagame stuff after Neo Destiny. If you can tell exactly which Metagross and Dragonite are used in the deck, as well as the types and such, I think it'd be better. TTEchidna 00:29, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Sure! I'll try to get around to it, but would it be good to just write specific articles on the cards themselves and link to them, rather than adding that information to the Metanite article? Politoed666 00:14, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Also, should I add my Holon Engine article to Project Decks? It's not technically a deck, but it is such a big part of so many decks right now that I think it should be a part of this project. Both my Raieggs deck and my Metanite deck articles link to it, too. Politoed666 00:59, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Hmm... Holon Engine... Well, that's one of those iffy things. I suppose it'd be about as much part of Project Decks as Haymaker is. TTEchidna 02:21, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Today you can expect me to write Queendom and one of the Worlds '07 decks. If I get some more stategy information, I might do the archytypes Flygon δ and Rayquaza δ. Someone help me think of better names for the archytypes. --Groudon465Talk 12:40, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

T/S/S cards

From this point on, since I'd like to get a lot of articles done quickly, instead of using the traditional TCG ID template to link to cards, I'm going to do {{TCG|(card)}} but only if the card is a Trainer, Supporter, or Stadium. TBH, that's what we should have been doing all along, since using that template vs the TCG ID template results in the same link. That will allow me to write articles vastly more quickly. --ニョロトノ666 20:41, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Hah! We've already started that in some places. This is not an issue. MaverickNate 23:15, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Unkown history

Ok what if I know the the typical decklist and strategy/point of the deck (both from experience going against and using the decks) but I don't know any verbatim history? (like who first popularized it, etc) What do I do?? --Sivart345 19:58, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

I can do Gardy+Gallade, Mother Gengar/Queengar, Salamence+Delcatty, Scizor+Cherrim, Shuppet hit-and-run, Shaymin LV.X+Yanmega (thats my home deck but I'm sure some others have used it). So I know alot, I also can write up Palkia LV.X+Flygon (aka Stallgon). --Sivart345 20:07, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
I've got a Stallgon page with a decklist from World's 2009. Is that any help? It came with a booklet of other decklists, i.e Flying Tiger - Luxdrill etc. With all the decks of everyone who came 1st - 4th place in all ages groups at WorldsUser:Dion24 22:02, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

More Home Decks (Question) I have made about 8-9 home decks that contain cards from all different series. Is this a problem? Gamez7 June 5, 2010